Saturday, May 7, 2011

Margaritas de Sangre y Sudor

Feliz Siete de Mayo! Stephen and I celebrated a belated Cinco de Mayo with our friends Matt, Nick and Lindsey last night since Thursday was a work night. We enjoyed "Margaritas de Sangre y Sudor" along with guacamole at home, and then went out for Mexican food afterward. Did you do anything fun for el Cinco, Seis o Siete?

salted glasses are so pretty.

el producto final.

With the nice weather, I was motivated to make homemade margaritas - they always taste so much better than store-bought mix! Stephen treated me to a nice bottle of Milagro Silver Tequila, and although silver tequila is not aged, I think it still yields excellent tasting 'margas. I dubbed these margaritas "Sangre y Sudor" because a lot of blood, sweat and tears went in to squeezing 20 limes! If you have a simple hand-held juicer, it will make a world of difference in your life, it will certainly be my next kitchen purchase!

  • 15 - 20 Limes
  • 5 oz. Simple Syrup (recipe below)
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups Water
  • 20 oz. Milagro Tequila
  • 10 oz. Triple Sec
  • 2 cups Ice Cubes
  • 2 oz. Margarita Salt
los ingredientes.

  1. Combine 2 cups of water with 2 cups of Sugar and heat over medium low heat until sugar dissolves into water; refrigerate mix overnight.
  2. Fill a large pitcher with Ice Cubes. 
  3. Juice limes until they yield 10 oz. Fresh Lime Juice, pour juice over ice.
  4. Combine remaining ingredients over ice and stir vigorously.
  5. Use small lime wedge to wet the rim of your glasses; place glass rim down in salt and coat the rim with salt.
  6. Pour y Disfruta (enjoy!) 
rim your glass with a lime wedge.

more salted prettyness.



  1. These look great and I love the pitcher! I hope you aren't sick of margaritas because there will be some more tonight, hahah.

  2. these pics make my mouth water....Yummm!

  3. I have a great margarita recipe that is a little less sweet and very simple.....1 cup tequilia,my usual is Sauza Gold, 1/2 cup fresh lemon or lime juice, or a mix of both, and 1/3 to 1/2 cup Grand Marnier or triple sec. Lemons are easier to juice than limes, when you are in a hurry for some south of the border libations! This is a pretty potent recipe, so enjoy in moderation.